The 14 inches tall Tri-Bot is a three-wheeled personality-packed companion. It can tell jokes, story sequences, play games and more.
It wears red, gray, and black hard plastic uniform solid enough to take a small fall. Its face includes green LED eyes that pulse as TriBot talks and eyebrows that can move up and down. The head includes recessed 'ears' and a hidden bright, white light, both of which pop out when Tri-Bot goes into its excited, alarm mode. The robot toy's arms are just props.
Tri-Bot speed and mobility is unmatched by other WowWee's products (like Robosapien V2 or Roboraptor).
Tri-Bot does accept basic programming. As you program, Tri-Bot makes each move.
In addition to the standard navigation buttons the remote controller has an internal gyroscope. This allows you, as long as you maintain a clear line of sight with the robot, to guide the robot around just by gesturing in a manner similar to the Wiimote.
The robot also games that require you to move it around in certain patterns (pattern, maze, and minefield.
TriBot never stops talking. You can quiet it down by tapping its head once for medium and twice for low volume.
In 'Free Roam' mode, which you enter by pressing the brain icon on the remote, the robot just navigates by itself. The 'homing' mode is supposed to make Tri-Bot follow you (actually, the remove).
WowWee Tribot features alarm clock, 3 motors, 3 IR sensors, built-in speaker and requires 8 AA batteries.
Tribot is entertaining the first time, but it quickly lose their appeal by the fifth, or fifteenth time.